I am pleased to present my schedule for Australia, beginning next week. I've corresponded with so many of you via email, FB and a blogger over the years. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you in person.
Thursday 1 September 2011 - Melbourne
9:15 AM Interview - Radio National Life Matters (live)
11:00 AM Interview - Radio Australia (taped)
1:00 PM Interview - Qantas Up & Away Radio (taped)
7:00 PM Melbourne Writer’s Festival Author Reception
North Fitzroy Star Corner Newry Street and St Georges Road N Fitzroy
Friday 2 September 2011 - Melbourne
9:30 AM Interview - The Circle
11:00 AM Network Ten
2:00 PM Interview - Radio 4BC
2:30 PM 4BC Radio 77 Southgate Avenue Cannon Hill QLD 4170
9:00 PM MWF Event - Friday Night Live
10:30 PM BMW Edge Cnr Swanston and Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000
The Festival’s Late Show, hosted by the peerless Julia Zemiro (RocKwiz) in Letterman mode. Live music, festival guests, no safety net. Tonight, Julia’s joined by Lynda La Plante, John Elder Robison, Simone Felice, Rachel DeWoskin and Casey Bennetto.
Saturday 3 September 2011 - Melbourne
2:30 PM MWF Event - Writing from the Autism Spectrum
ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 4 September 2011 - Melbourne
4:00 PM MWF Event - In Conversation: John Elder Robison
The Cube, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC
Tuesday 6 September 2011 - Perth
9:00 AM Interview - 720 ABC Afternoon Program in Perth
7:00 PM University of Western Australia Event - Be Different: adventures of a free-range Aspergian
Venue: UWA Extension - University Club, Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth WA 6009
Link for booking tickets: http://uwa.interticket.com/info.php?event=286
Thursday 8 September 2011 - Brisbane
7:00 PM Brisbane Writers Festival - Festival First Night (Optional)
Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Festival First Night includes the Official Opening by The Minister for Finance, Natural Resources and the Arts, Rachel Nolan; Opening Address by Ann Patchett; and performances by Shane Koyczan and Voices of Birralee - Birralee Blokes.
Friday 9 September 2011 - Brisbane
11:00 AM BWF Event - Aspergers: Difference and Disability
Venue: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland
Panellists: John Elder Robison Chair: Guy Coaldrake Description: John Elder Robison, a guy with Asperger’s syndrome, shares entertaining and meaningful stories about learning to cope with problems. He demonstrates that many Aspergians possess unique gifts and emerge from the shadow of disability to lead full lives.
Saturday 10 September 2011 - Brisbane
1:00 PM BWF Event - God Bless Humanity!
Venue: Breezeway, Maiwar Green
Chair: Krissy Kneen Panellists: John Elder Robison, Cathrine Ann, Dave Bidini Description: John Elder Robison and Cathrine Ann transformed their own lives to become ‘seemingly’ normal and successful. Dave Bidini knows the power of sport to transform lives. These three writers discuss humanity at its best with Krissy Kneen.